It is with incredible sadness that we announce the death of our daughter, Morgan. Like so many before, her life was ended too early, taken by the person she loved the most. Although we are filled with grief, anger and a tremendous sense of loss, it is important that we focus on what made Morgan the incredible person that she was – the joy she brought rather than the tragedy of her death. She was a mother of two beautiful children, a sister, daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, auntie and friend. Morgan fiercely defended those she loved and had an instinct to protect those who were outcast or mistreated by others. She was quiet, loving, loyal and patient with her children, but could be feisty and fiery when necessary.
Morgan loved life and traveled the country with her family in an effort to visit every national park. She fell short of this goal, but the sense of wonder and discovery that she has given to her children will endure for generations to come. Her children, Leo and Athena, were everything to her. She was a loving, kind and patient mother who always had time for her kids. She did not have much, but what she did have she gave to them. She never failed to bring home some little treat or toy for them to let them know she was thinking of them and that they were special to her.
In the fall, Morgan had begun working in an elder care facility and found her career. Her effortless care for others, kindness and instinct to protect the helpless made her perfect for the role. She was very close to completing her CNA certification. Although it seemed like a small step, she was so excited. To her it was a first step in the furtherance of her career in helping others and the beginning of a brighter future for her and her littles.
She thoroughly enjoyed going to concerts and spending time with her many friends. She was a gifted photographer and crafter. She made candles, plaster steppingstones, sewed, painted. Simply put, Morgan loved life. She spent each day of her life living it to the fullest. Her short time here was a gift to those who were able to share that time with her. The world was made a better place because she was in it. We will all miss her deeply.
Morgan is preceded in death by her grandfather John. She is survived by her children Leo and Athena; her parents Jackie and John; her older brothers Robert, Cavan (Krystal), Brendan (Kate), and Doran (Lydia); her maternal grandparents Dale and Sue; her paternal grandmother Marilyn (Don); her uncles Jody (Andrea) and Oliver (Molly); her nieces and nephews Skyla, Serentiy, Kinsley and Mathis; her cousins Breanna, Blake and Emma; her many other friends, extended family and so many others we are unable to list here. She loved you all so much and you brought her so much joy. Thank you all for being part of her life.
A Funeral Service for Morgan was held on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 2 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary. Visitation was held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 2-6 pm and Monday from 12 – 2 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.